‘Summer Exhibition’

23rd & 24th June at Braunston Historic Boat Gathering and Canal Rally.

An eventful weekend from start to finish, the sun shone and the people came to see the ‘Summer Exhibition’ by the Guild of Waterway Artists.  It was well attended and I had a good weekend, and it is always nice to sell something.  In this case the ‘Kingfisher Dive’ I finished in May is now sold and has gone to his new home.  It was one of those paintings that I had been working on for about two years and finally completed in May and Sold in June at Braunston.

An original Watercolour, Pen & Ink drawing

An original Watercolour, Pen & Ink drawing

Highlight of the weekend was Timothy West and Prunella Scales who came to look around our exhibition, showing an interest in my Lockmaster Maps Illustrated series.

Taking a look at my Lockmaster Maps Illustrated.

A small write-up with more updates to come.  Trying to keep on track with our journey which from Braunston is taking us to Nottingham to have our boat blacked and to see our first Grandchild.  Sixty miles, 33 locks and 8 days to get there at 3 miles per hour.  Early mornings and early evenings to avoid the heat of the day.

Lazy Days of Summer

Kingfisher diving bubbles

Over the lazy days of summer, I have been doodling alongside painting; trying my hand at creating new and diverse ways of showing how the kingfisher shows itself.  My latest paintings are just that…. diving, catching, splashing, then emerging from the rivers edge.  Hoping to capture how agile the kingfisher really is!!  This latest kingfisher is mounted and awaiting to be taken to the framers!

I was thrilled to have exhibited with the Guild of Waterway Artists   at the Black Country Museum on the 28th & 29th September; where some of my drawings were shown as part of this exhibition.  The events that weekend also included the Historic Working Boats, what a sight to be seen!  It was spectacular! all in all!  A great weekend was had!539158_710941512252548_1362631127_n

Kingfisher diving bubbles cards

A5 Art Cards now in print.

Link:  The Black Country Museum   http://www.bclm.co.uk/